History FanficRecs / HarryPotterForWantOfANail

28th Oct '16 2:38:15 AM KhymChanur
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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/838184/chapters/1597046 Hit The Ground Running]]'' by Tozette
* Recommended by: feral, Coffeemocha
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: The Horcrux in Harry's head wakes up and begins talking to Harry long before he's ever heard the name Voldemort. ''Philosopher's Stone'' AU.
[=[[reviews:HitTheGroundRunning]]=]
18th Oct '16 8:47:02 AM TheGingerArtist
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4912291/1/ The Best Revenge]]'' by Arsinoe de Blassenville

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4912291/1/ The Best Revenge]]'' ''FanFic/TheBestRevenge'' by Arsinoe de Blassenville



* Synopsis: Snape visits Minerva while she's making out letters to the students and happens to snare Harry's. Upon finding that Harry's address is a cupboard, he sets out to determine what's gone wrong. He decides that the best revenge he can have on James Potter is to help raise his son in a proper way. Now with a [[FanFic/TheBestRevenge Tv Tropes page]].

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* Synopsis: Snape visits Minerva while she's making out letters to the students and happens to snare Harry's. Upon finding that Harry's address is a cupboard, he sets out to determine what's gone wrong. He decides that the best revenge he can have on James Potter is to help raise his son in a proper way. Now with a [[FanFic/TheBestRevenge Tv Tropes page]].
18th Oct '16 8:43:20 AM TheGingerArtist
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* Synopsis: Snape visits Minerva while she's making out letters to the students and happens to snare Harry's. Upon finding that Harry's address is a cupboard, he sets out to determine what's gone wrong. He decides that the best revenge he can have on James Potter is to help raise his son in a proper way.

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* Synopsis: Snape visits Minerva while she's making out letters to the students and happens to snare Harry's. Upon finding that Harry's address is a cupboard, he sets out to determine what's gone wrong. He decides that the best revenge he can have on James Potter is to help raise his son in a proper way. Now with a [[FanFic/TheBestRevenge Tv Tropes page]].
2nd Oct '16 7:33:57 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* Not-Canon Sequel:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11971977/1/ Tom and Hermione's Excellent Vacation]]'' (Complete)
26th Sep '16 10:27:36 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* Notes: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack.

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* Notes: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack.FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack page.
26th Sep '16 10:27:29 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''FanFic/LilyAndTheArtOfBeingSisyphus'' by The Carnivorous Muffin
* Recommended by: feral, @/UncloudedTJ, Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: In which Lily Potter is not quite a normal little girl. Her uncle Death seems to be convinced she's the grim reaper. And her ever political and invisible best friend Wizard Lenin just thinks she should take over the world. On top of all that the secret society of wizards think she's Jesus. Fem!Harry.
* Notes: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack.
** Has a lot of one shot side stories, not all of which fit in its own canon.
[=[[reviews:LilyAndTheArtOfBeingSisyphus]]=]
26th Sep '16 10:15:10 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8895954/1/ Harry Potter and the Deus Ex Machina]]'' by Karmic Acumen
* Recommended by: Newt, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8895954/1/ Harry net/s/8519173/1 Harriet Potter and the Deus Ex Machina]]'' Minister of Magic]]'' by Karmic Acumen
slytherin-nette
* Recommended by: Newt, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}Dame-Amaryllis



* Synopsis: That fateful night in Godric's Hollow, something inside James Potter had changed forever. Becoming the youngest Minister of Magic ever to be appointed, he became obsessed with finding the Dark Lord and avenging the death of his wife. Unfortunately, his pursuits are about to lead him straight back to the daughter he's neglected for 14 years. Fem!Harry.
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Draco
[=[[reviews:HarrietPotterAndTheMinisterOfMagic]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8895954/1/ Harry Potter and the Deus Ex Machina]]'' by Karmic Acumen
* Recommended by: Newt, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}
* Status: Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846518/1/ insurgere]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: feral, @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis

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''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846518/1/ insurgere]]'' net/s/6661694/1/ Inside My Mind]]'' by Silver Pard
sistersgrimmlover
* Recommended by: feral, @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis



* Synopsis: It started with a wand. A wand with a brother. And this brother wand, a girl shall wield. And with this girl came War. And with War, came her lover, Plague. Plague lead to his brother Death. And it all ended in Victory. Dark!Fem!Harry.
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
* Notes: Has an ongoing sequel, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7757936/1/ Masquerade]]''.
** Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterShipping page.
[=[[reviews:InsideMyMind]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846518/1/ insurgere]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: feral, @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4345945/1/ Mirror Image]]'' snakes and lions unite
* Recommended by: Mazz, feral
* Status: Dead
* Synopsis: His whole life, Tom Foster has had reoccurring dreams about a boy nearly identical to him, Tom Riddle. But when he discovers that they are really memories, he must make a difficult choice - to remain a reflection or to find his own destiny.
[=[[reviews:MirrorImage]]=]

''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' by [=Darkpetal16=]
* Recommended by: @/SanDemonMax, @/UncloudedTJ, Dame-Amaryllis

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''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4345945/1/ Mirror Image]]'' snakes and lions unite
net/s/8045114/1/ A Marauder's Plan]]'' by [=CatsAreCool=]
* Recommended by: Mazz, feral
* Status: Dead
* Synopsis: His whole life, Tom Foster has had reoccurring dreams about a boy nearly identical to him, Tom Riddle. But when he discovers that they are really memories, he must make a difficult choice - to remain a reflection or to find his own destiny.
[=[[reviews:MirrorImage]]=]

''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' by [=Darkpetal16=]
* Recommended by: @/SanDemonMax, @/UncloudedTJ,
Dame-Amaryllis



* Synopsis: Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore. Fem!Gray!Manipulative!Harry
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
[=[[reviews:Moratorium]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/ My Nephew Harry]]'' by Creator/{{Lucillia}}
* Recommended by: @/FuzzyBoots, @/UncloudedTJ, @/KomodoClassic
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After a traffic accident results in Vernon and Petunia being laid up in the hospital, Aunt Marge is forced to take Harry and Dudley into her house. She realizes that Harry is not the delinquent everyone makes him out to be and that Dudley hasn't been raised properly at all. Naturally, the only thing to do is to raise the runt right, as taught by her father, something that her brother Vernon seems to have forgotten, probably due to the poisonous influence of his wife.
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8464273/1/ My Nephew Harry 2: The Hogwarts Years]]'' (dead).
* Comments: What makes this fic particularly good is that Marge is depicted in fairly unflattering terms, rigid and unbending, the product of a strict upbringing that flirted with psychological abuse. She's bigoted against other races, thinks that children should be regularly beaten to toughen them up, but she also has a strong moral core and insists on Harry growing up to his full potential even if she hasn't figured out how his "magic" thing works scientifically. Moreover, she definitely seems to be an UnreliableNarrator, particularly as concerns anything involving Vernon's culpability in the abuse.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/561032/chapters/1002157 A Necessary Gift]]'' by Cosette_Aimee
* Recommended by: Leid, feral

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* Synopsis: Diverge after ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. Sirius decides to stay in England after escaping Hogwarts and makes protecting Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore. Fem!Gray!Manipulative!Harry
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
[=[[reviews:Moratorium]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/ My Nephew Harry]]''
his priority.
[=[[reviews:AMaraudersPlan]]=]

''Mary Potter''
by Creator/{{Lucillia}}
[=LeighaGreene=]
* Recommended by: @/FuzzyBoots, @/UncloudedTJ, @/KomodoClassic
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After a traffic accident results in Vernon and Petunia being laid up in the hospital, Aunt Marge is forced to take Harry and Dudley into her house. She realizes that Harry is not the delinquent everyone makes him out to be and that Dudley hasn't been raised properly at all. Naturally, the only thing to do is to raise the runt right, as taught by her father, something that her brother Vernon seems to have forgotten, probably due to the poisonous influence of his wife.
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8464273/1/ My Nephew Harry 2: The Hogwarts Years]]'' (dead).
* Comments: What makes this fic particularly good is that Marge is depicted in fairly unflattering terms, rigid and unbending, the product of a strict upbringing that flirted with psychological abuse. She's bigoted against other races, thinks that children should be regularly beaten to toughen them up, but she also has a strong moral core and insists on Harry growing up to his full potential even if she hasn't figured out how his "magic" thing works scientifically. Moreover, she definitely seems to be an UnreliableNarrator, particularly as concerns anything involving Vernon's culpability in the abuse.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/561032/chapters/1002157 A Necessary Gift]]'' by Cosette_Aimee
* Recommended by: Leid, feral
Dame-Amaryllis



* Synopsis: What if there was no Harry, but Mary ''call me Elizabeth'' Potter instead? What would change? Fem!Slytherin!Harry
* Books:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11437578/1/ Book 1: The Call to Adventure]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11587512/1/ Book 2: The Heir of Slytherin]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12124827/1/ Book 3: The Chained Servant]]'' (Ongoing)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11522056/1/ Book 4 Preview: Lily Evans]]'' (-)
* Prequels:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898266/1/ An Intermediate Beginning]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12078201/1/ Coming of Age in the House of Black]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11797103/1/ What's in a Name?]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11994237/1/ The Changing of the Guardian]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12057308/1/ Coda: Not the Time]]'' (Complete)
[=[[reviews:MaryPotter]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4345945/1/ Mirror Image]]'' snakes and lions unite
* Recommended by: Mazz, feral
* Status: Dead
* Synopsis: His whole life, Tom Foster has had reoccurring dreams about a boy nearly identical to him, Tom Riddle. But when he discovers that they are really memories, he must make a difficult choice - to remain a reflection or to find his own destiny.
[=[[reviews:MirrorImage]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2870906/1/ A Mistaken Sorting]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: The Dunce Who Lived and his unfortunate brother have finally arrived at Hogwarts. Snape is both manipulative and placing bets. WBWL. Snape POV.
* Notes: Has a short prequel, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2861750/1/ Mistaken Identity]]''.
** Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack page.
[=[[reviews:AMistakenSorting]]=]

''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' by [=Darkpetal16=]
* Recommended by: @/SanDemonMax, @/UncloudedTJ, Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore. Fem!Gray!Manipulative!Harry
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
[=[[reviews:Moratorium]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/ My Nephew Harry]]'' by Creator/{{Lucillia}}
* Recommended by: @/FuzzyBoots, @/UncloudedTJ, @/KomodoClassic
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After a traffic accident results in Vernon and Petunia being laid up in the hospital, Aunt Marge is forced to take Harry and Dudley into her house. She realizes that Harry is not the delinquent everyone makes him out to be and that Dudley hasn't been raised properly at all. Naturally, the only thing to do is to raise the runt right, as taught by her father, something that her brother Vernon seems to have forgotten, probably due to the poisonous influence of his wife.
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8464273/1/ My Nephew Harry 2: The Hogwarts Years]]'' (dead).
* Comments: What makes this fic particularly good is that Marge is depicted in fairly unflattering terms, rigid and unbending, the product of a strict upbringing that flirted with psychological abuse. She's bigoted against other races, thinks that children should be regularly beaten to toughen them up, but she also has a strong moral core and insists on Harry growing up to his full potential even if she hasn't figured out how his "magic" thing works scientifically. Moreover, she definitely seems to be an UnreliableNarrator, particularly as concerns anything involving Vernon's culpability in the abuse.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/561032/chapters/1002157 A Necessary Gift]]'' by Cosette_Aimee
* Recommended by: Leid, feral
* Status: Ongoing



''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8519173/1 Harriet Potter and the Minister of Magic]]'' by slytherin-nette
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: AU. That fateful night in Godric's Hollow, something inside James Potter had changed forever. Becoming the youngest Minister of Magic ever to be appointed, he became obsessed with finding the Dark Lord and avenging the death of his wife. Unfortunately, his pursuits are about to lead him straight back to the daughter he's neglected for 14 years. (Fem!Harry)
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Draco
[=[[reviews:HarrietPotterAndTheMinisterOfMagic]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9984040/1/ Playing Dangerous]]'' by [=BlackBlueSilver=]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: What if Harry had been born Kali Potter instead? What if Kali had been beautiful? What if Kali learned how to use that beauty as a weapon at a very young age? What if her work as a child model meant that Kali was already used to some fame? The Wizarding World gains a powerful young femme fatale in the making who won't allow herself to be used as a sacrificial lamb. (Fem!Harry)
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
[=[[reviews:PlayingDangerous]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6661694/1/ Inside My Mind]]'' by sistersgrimmlover
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: AU. It started with a wand. A wand with a brother. And this brother wand, a girl shall wield. And with this girl came War. And with War, came her lover, Plague. Plague lead to his brother Death. And it all ended in Victory. (Fem!Harry, Dark!Harry)
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
* Notes: Has an ongoing sequel, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7757936/1/ Masquerade]]''.
** Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterShipping page.
[=[[reviews:InsideMyMind]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8045114/1/ A Marauder's Plan]]'' by [=CatsAreCool=]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Diverge after ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. Sirius decides to stay in England after escaping Hogwarts and makes protecting Harry his priority.
[=[[reviews:AMaraudersPlan]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2870906/1/ A Mistaken Sorting]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: The Dunce Who Lived and his unfortunate brother have finally arrived at Hogwarts. Snape is both manipulative and placing bets. WBWL. Snape POV.
* Notes: Has a short prequel, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2861750/1/ Mistaken Identity]]''.
** Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack page.
[=[[reviews:AMistakenSorting]]=]

''Mary Potter'' by [=LeighaGreene=]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: What if there was no Harry, but Mary ''call me Elizabeth'' Potter instead? What would change? Fem!Slytherin!Harry
* Books:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11437578/1/ Book 1: The Call to Adventure]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11587512/1/ Book 2: The Heir of Slytherin]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12124827/1/ Book 3: The Chained Servant]]'' (Ongoing)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11522056/1/ Book 4 Preview: Lily Evans]]'' (-)
* Prequels:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898266/1/ An Intermediate Beginning]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12078201/1/ Coming of Age in the House of Black]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11797103/1/ What's in a Name?]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11994237/1/ The Changing of the Guardian]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12057308/1/ Coda: Not the Time]]'' (Complete)
[=[[reviews:MaryPotter]]=]
26th Sep '16 10:11:06 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11191235/1/ Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin]]'' by The Sinister Man
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: What if Harry were a Slytherin? What if everyone thought his twin brother was the BWL? What if someone tried to do something creative and innovative with the two most overused cliches in HP fanfic?
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndThePrinceOfSlytherin]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846518/1/ insurgere]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: feral, @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis

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''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846518/1/ insurgere]]'' net/s/9469064/1/ Innocent]]'' by Silver Pard
[=MarauderLover7=]
* Recommended by: feral, @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Robinton}}, Dame-AmaryllisQuinnec, omegaman



* Synopsis: Sirius escapes Azkaban five years early, and subsequently "kidnaps" Harry from the Dursleys. Hiding out at Grimmauld Place, they learn to be a family, all while avoiding a nation-wide manhunt, trying to make allies of old friends, and dealing with the rippling consequences of Sirius's escape.
* Notes: Has three sequels, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10093402/1/ Initiate]]'' (complete), ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10858061/1/ Identity]]'' (complete), and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11732213/1/ Impose]]'' (ongoing).
* Comments: The best "Sirius escapes Azkaban and raises Harry" story I've read. The writing style is very similar to the books. Though there are some slow spots, the story itself is peppered with enough action, humor, and both heartwarming and heart-wrenching moments to keep a variety of readers entertained. The main plot is of Sirius and Harry becoming a family while dealing with the fallout of Sirius's escape, but also contains a number of fascinating and well-developed subplots that explore the ongoing search for Harry Potter, the life and times of Remus Lupin, the adventures of Mad-Eye Moody and the Auror trainees, the dynamics of the Malfoy household, and a far-too perceptive Severus Snape.
[=[[reviews:Innocent]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846518/1/ insurgere]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: feral, @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/ My Nephew Harry]]'' by Creator/{{Lucillia}}
* Recommended by: @/FuzzyBoots, @/UncloudedTJ, @/KomodoClassic

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/ My Nephew Harry]]'' ''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' by Creator/{{Lucillia}}
[=Darkpetal16=]
* Recommended by: @/FuzzyBoots, @/SanDemonMax, @/UncloudedTJ, @/KomodoClassicDame-Amaryllis



* Synopsis: Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore. Fem!Gray!Manipulative!Harry
* Pairing: Fem!Harry/Tom
[=[[reviews:Moratorium]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/ My Nephew Harry]]'' by Creator/{{Lucillia}}
* Recommended by: @/FuzzyBoots, @/UncloudedTJ, @/KomodoClassic
* Status: Complete



''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429437/1/ The Perils of Innocence]]'' by avidbeader
* Recommended by: Kizuna Tallis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: In 1986, the Dursleys, unable to deal with Harry's bursts of random magic, drop him off at a psychiatric ward for children. The doctors spend time studying and trying to understand Harry's abilities, and their work attracts the attention of the Grangers and the Thomases. Then the Wizarding World enters the picture...
* Notes: Alternate [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/495672/chapters/867718 link]].
* Comments: An interesting AU fanfic that manages to also have a few elements of [[DeconstructionFic deconstruction]] as well, yet also keeps the characters very much in-character with their responses to the different circumstances that occur around them.
[=[[reviews:ThePerilsOfInnocence]]=]



''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9783012/1/ Reign of the Serpent]]'' by [= AlphaEph19=]
* Recommended by: @/{{Roo}}
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: In a world where the confrontation between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin went differently, a seemingly-immortal Salazar rules wizarding Britain according to the principles of blood purity, wizards split into a rigid caste system with the Serpent caste on top and the Mudblood caste at the bottom. Muggle-borns are taken from their families at an early age and raised to become cannon fodder for the war on the Dark creatures. But a few select "Mudbloods" who excel with exceptional talent or intelligence might gain the privilege of being raised to the Badger caste, and be allowed to attend Hogwarts... and Hermione Granger, recently taken from her family, is determined to attend Hogwarts and to shake up wizard society in any way she can.
* Comments: ''Massive'' AU, in which the Hogwarts House system is replaced by an all-encompassing caste system. Most of the familiar characters are present, if in unfamiliar roles -- in this universe, Dumbledore is a feared outlaw and the Order of the Phoenix are revolutionaries who want to overturn the caste system, while the role of Headmaster of Hogwarts has gone to Tom Riddle, here a decorated war hero with a shady past. The main focus is on the children, though; Hermione is the main protagonist, along with her fellow Mudbloods Dean Thomas and Justin Finch-Fletchley, but Harry (in this universe a fairly normal, if hotblooded, young wizard who was raised by his parents) also has a central role, as do Ron, Neville and even Draco Malfoy.
[=[[reviews:ReignOfTheSerpent]]=]



''The Perils of Innocence'' (found on [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429437/1/The-Perils-of-Innocence FanFiction.Net]] and [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/495672/chapters/867718 Archive of Our Own]]) by avidbeader
* Recommended by Kizuna Tallis
* '''Status:''' WIP
* '''Synopsis:''' In 1986, the Dursleys, unable to deal with Harry's bursts of random magic, drop him off at a psychiatric ward for children. The doctors spend time studying and trying to understand Harry's abilities, and their work attracts the attention of the Grangers and the Thomases. Then the Wizarding World enters the picture...
* '''Pairings:''' According to the author, will eventually end with Harry/Hermione.
* '''Comments:''' An interesting AU fanfic that manages to also have a few elements of [[DeconstructionFic deconstruction]] as well, yet also keeps the characters very much in-character with their responses to the different circumstances that occur around them.
[=[[reviews:ThePerilsOfInnocence]]=]

''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2697189/Darkpetal16 Darkpetal16]]
* Recommended by @/{{SanDemonMax}}, @/UncloudedTJ, Dame-Amaryllis
* '''Status:''' Complete
* '''Synopsis''': ''(from Website/FanFictionDotNet)'' Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore.
* '''Tags''': Gray!Dark!Manipulative![[GenderBender Fem]]!Harry
* '''Pairings''': [[spoiler: [=Tom Riddle Jr./Harry=] [=Neville/Luna=] [=Draco/Hermoine=]]]
* "'''Warning'''": {{Doorstopper}} at over 225K words in 7 chapters. Each chapter covers one whole book. [[spoiler: Except [=OotP=], which takes two chapters. HBP isn't covered.]]
[=[[reviews:Moratorium]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9469064/1/Innocent Innocent]]'' by [=MarauderLover7=]
* Recommended by Quinnec, omegaman
* '''Synopsis''': Sirius escapes Azkaban five years early, and subsequently "kidnaps" Harry from the Dursleys. Hiding out at Grimmauld Place, they learn to be a family, all while avoiding a nation-wide manhunt, trying to make allies of old friends, and dealing with the rippling consequences of Sirius's escape.
* '''Status''': Complete, with three sequels: ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10093402/1/Initiate Initiate]]'' (Complete) and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10858061/1/Identity Identity]]'' (Complete) ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11732213/1/Impose Impose]]'' (Ongoing)
* '''Comments''': The best "Sirius escapes Azkaban and raises Harry" story I've read. The writing style is very similar to the books. Though there are some slow spots, the story itself is peppered with enough action, humor, and both heartwarming and heart-wrenching moments to keep a variety of readers entertained. The main plot is of Sirius and Harry becoming a family while dealing with the fallout of Sirius's escape, but also contains a number of fascinating and well-developed subplots that explore the ongoing search for Harry Potter, the life and times of Remus Lupin, the adventures of Mad-Eye Moody and the Auror trainees, the dynamics of the Malfoy household, and a far-too perceptive Severus Snape.
[=[[reviews:Innocent]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9783012/1/Reign-of-the-Serpent Reign of the Serpent]]'' by [= AlphaEph19=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Roo}}
* '''Synopsis''': In a world where the confrontation between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin went differently, a seemingly-immortal Salazar rules wizarding Britain according to the principles of blood purity, wizards split into a rigid caste system with the Serpent caste on top and the Mudblood caste at the bottom. Muggle-borns are taken from their families at an early age and raised to become cannon fodder for the war on the Dark creatures. But a few select "Mudbloods" who excel with exceptional talent or intelligence might gain the privilege of being raised to the Badger caste, and be allowed to attend Hogwarts... and Hermione Granger, recently taken from her family, is determined to attend Hogwarts and to shake up wizard society in any way she can.
* '''Status:''' WIP
* '''Comments''': ''Massive'' AU, in which the Hogwarts House system is replaced by an all-encompassing caste system. Most of the familiar characters are present, if in unfamiliar roles -- in this universe, Dumbledore is a feared outlaw and the Order of the Phoenix are revolutionaries who want to overturn the caste system, while the role of Headmaster of Hogwarts has gone to Tom Riddle, here a decorated war hero with a shady past. The main focus is on the children, though; Hermione is the main protagonist, along with her fellow Mudbloods Dean Thomas and Justin Finch-Fletchley, but Harry (in this universe a fairly normal, if hotblooded, young wizard who was raised by his parents) also has a central role, as do Ron, Neville and even Draco Malfoy.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11191235/1 Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin]]'' by The Sinister Man

to:

''The Perils of Innocence'' (found on [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429437/1/The-Perils-of-Innocence FanFiction.Net]] and [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/495672/chapters/867718 Archive of Our Own]]) by avidbeader
* Recommended by Kizuna Tallis
* '''Status:''' WIP
* '''Synopsis:''' In 1986, the Dursleys, unable to deal with Harry's bursts of random magic, drop him off at a psychiatric ward for children. The doctors spend time studying and trying to understand Harry's abilities, and their work attracts the attention of the Grangers and the Thomases. Then the Wizarding World enters the picture...
* '''Pairings:''' According to the author, will eventually end with Harry/Hermione.
* '''Comments:''' An interesting AU fanfic that manages to also have a few elements of [[DeconstructionFic deconstruction]] as well, yet also keeps the characters very much in-character with their responses to the different circumstances that occur around them.
[=[[reviews:ThePerilsOfInnocence]]=]

''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2697189/Darkpetal16 Darkpetal16]]
* Recommended by @/{{SanDemonMax}}, @/UncloudedTJ, Dame-Amaryllis
* '''Status:''' Complete
* '''Synopsis''': ''(from Website/FanFictionDotNet)'' Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore.
* '''Tags''': Gray!Dark!Manipulative![[GenderBender Fem]]!Harry
* '''Pairings''': [[spoiler: [=Tom Riddle Jr./Harry=] [=Neville/Luna=] [=Draco/Hermoine=]]]
* "'''Warning'''": {{Doorstopper}} at over 225K words in 7 chapters. Each chapter covers one whole book. [[spoiler: Except [=OotP=], which takes two chapters. HBP isn't covered.]]
[=[[reviews:Moratorium]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9469064/1/Innocent Innocent]]'' by [=MarauderLover7=]
* Recommended by Quinnec, omegaman
* '''Synopsis''': Sirius escapes Azkaban five years early, and subsequently "kidnaps" Harry from the Dursleys. Hiding out at Grimmauld Place, they learn to be a family, all while avoiding a nation-wide manhunt, trying to make allies of old friends, and dealing with the rippling consequences of Sirius's escape.
* '''Status''': Complete, with three sequels: ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10093402/1/Initiate Initiate]]'' (Complete) and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10858061/1/Identity Identity]]'' (Complete) ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11732213/1/Impose Impose]]'' (Ongoing)
* '''Comments''': The best "Sirius escapes Azkaban and raises Harry" story I've read. The writing style is very similar to the books. Though there are some slow spots, the story itself is peppered with enough action, humor, and both heartwarming and heart-wrenching moments to keep a variety of readers entertained. The main plot is of Sirius and Harry becoming a family while dealing with the fallout of Sirius's escape, but also contains a number of fascinating and well-developed subplots that explore the ongoing search for Harry Potter, the life and times of Remus Lupin, the adventures of Mad-Eye Moody and the Auror trainees, the dynamics of the Malfoy household, and a far-too perceptive Severus Snape.
[=[[reviews:Innocent]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9783012/1/Reign-of-the-Serpent Reign of the Serpent]]'' by [= AlphaEph19=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Roo}}
* '''Synopsis''': In a world where the confrontation between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin went differently, a seemingly-immortal Salazar rules wizarding Britain according to the principles of blood purity, wizards split into a rigid caste system with the Serpent caste on top and the Mudblood caste at the bottom. Muggle-borns are taken from their families at an early age and raised to become cannon fodder for the war on the Dark creatures. But a few select "Mudbloods" who excel with exceptional talent or intelligence might gain the privilege of being raised to the Badger caste, and be allowed to attend Hogwarts... and Hermione Granger, recently taken from her family, is determined to attend Hogwarts and to shake up wizard society in any way she can.
* '''Status:''' WIP
* '''Comments''': ''Massive'' AU, in which the Hogwarts House system is replaced by an all-encompassing caste system. Most of the familiar characters are present, if in unfamiliar roles -- in this universe, Dumbledore is a feared outlaw and the Order of the Phoenix are revolutionaries who want to overturn the caste system, while the role of Headmaster of Hogwarts has gone to Tom Riddle, here a decorated war hero with a shady past. The main focus is on the children, though; Hermione is the main protagonist, along with her fellow Mudbloods Dean Thomas and Justin Finch-Fletchley, but Harry (in this universe a fairly normal, if hotblooded, young wizard who was raised by his parents) also has a central role, as do Ron, Neville and even Draco Malfoy.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11191235/1 Harry
net/s/8519173/1 Harriet Potter and the Prince Minister of Slytherin]]'' Magic]]'' by The Sinister Manslytherin-nette



* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: What if Harry were a Slytherin? What if everyone thought his twin brother was the BWL? What if someone tried to do something creative and innovative with the two most overused cliches in HP fanfic? AU. NOTE: There will be NO romantic pairings prior to Fourth Year. Also, basically good Dumbledore and Weasleys.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndThePrinceOfSlytherin]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8519173/1 Harriet Potter and the Minister of Magic]]'' by slytherin-nette
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
26th Sep '16 10:00:33 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10129276/1/ Dangerous and Deadly Lord Voldemort]]'' by [=Kevin3=]
* Recommended by: @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: A tale of illusion and deception - what better bedtime story could a magician tell his son than when he managed to pull one over on the entire wizarding world?
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10240720/1/ Dangerous and Deadly: Clash for the Stone]]'' (Complete).
* Comments: Let's see... Voldemort was a conjurer's trick, who couldn't cast a single AK ([[AwesomenessByAnalysis but could fake one]]). His real goal? Kill off as many of his followers as possible, while protecting the Wizarding World. He's actually fairly successful.
[=[[reviews:DangerousAndDeadlyLordVoldemort]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3417954/1/ Harry Potter and the Enemy Within]]'' by Theowyn of HPG
* Recommended by: Almagest, Eversor, @/KomodoClassic

to:

''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3417954/1/ net/s/8895954/1/ Harry Potter and the Enemy Within]]'' Deus Ex Machina]]'' by Theowyn of HPG
Karmic Acumen
* Recommended by: Almagest, Eversor, @/KomodoClassicNewt, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}



* Synopsis: It was a normal day, until newly turned 8 year-old Harry Potter decided to make a wish upon the dog star (even though he'd almost never actually seen it) and set off something in the Unlabeled Room in the Department of Mysteries. Turns out Dumbledore was wrong. Again. It wasn't love that the Unspeakables were studying down there.
* Comments: This fic focuses more on the Black Family than Harry, and contains politics, clever uses of magic, time travel and Regulus Black being awesome.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndTheDeusExMachina]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3417954/1/ Harry Potter and the Enemy Within]]'' by Theowyn of HPG
* Recommended by: Almagest, Eversor, @/KomodoClassic
* Status: Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6563043/1/ The Real Memory]]'' by [=Enigmaticrose4=]
* Recommended by: [=KittyKat848=], Mazz

to:

''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6563043/1/ net/s/7613196/1/ The Real Memory]]'' Pureblood Pretense]]'' by [=Enigmaticrose4=]
murkybluematter
* Recommended by: [=KittyKat848=], Mazz[=Mana001=]



* Synopsis: Harriett Potter dreams of going to Hogwarts, but in an AU where the school only accepts purebloods, the only way to reach her goal is to switch places with her pureblood cousin—the only problem? Her cousin is a boy. ''Alanna the Lioness'' take on HP.
* Notes: Has currently three sequels, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/ The Serpentine Subterfuge]]'' (complete), ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/ The Ambiguous Artifice]]'' (complete) and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11911497/1/ The Futile Facade]]'' (ongoing).
* Comments: Do not be fooled by the ''Alanna the Lioness'' reference, this story is quite original in the depiction of all of its characters. Even though the story reflects a female Harry, we see quite a bit of divergence from Canon!Harry that allows it to have its own flair, which increases the enjoyment of this story exponentially. However, let it not be said that there are no attributes of the original character present. As you will see in the choices and decisions Harry makes, she is as true to her new character, as she is to the old one. The Pureblood society and the entire world building is taken on very seriously, and is quite nicely done. Characters have been stretched to fit into this new world (notably Draco, who is still a spoilt child, but with most of the malevolence gone). I personally greatly enjoy the deception Harry and her cousin Archie orchestrate, as well as the ingenious solutions they come up with in order to prevent the possibility of getting caught.
* There is way too much in the entire story to cover in one comment, however, be prepared for a Tom Riddle who is not an obvious Dark Lord, a Snape who is not unreasonable (though, his character is still portrayed with proper justice) and a Harry who wishes to become a Potions Mistress (to James Potter's dismay). I do not want to spoil the book, but most of the things Harry does needs to be taken with a pinch of salt (not to say she is a MarySue, however, her work schedule resembles canon Hermione's - something that is appropriately lampshaded many times by her friends). All in all, a highly entertaining story, I would recommend this to all Harry Potter fans; at least do not judge until after reading the first chapter.
[=[[reviews:ThePurebloodPretense]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6563043/1/ The Real Memory]]'' by [=Enigmaticrose4=]
* Recommended by: [=KittyKat848=], Mazz
* Status: Complete



''[[http://ink-splotch.tumblr.com/post/106737310659/what-if-when-petunia-dursley-found-a-little-boy Untitled]]'' by ink-splotch
* Recommended by: @/KomodoClassic, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: What if, when Petunia Dursley found a little boy on her front doorstep, she took him in? Not into the cupboard under the stairs, not into a twisted childhood of tarnished worth and neglect—what if she took him in?
* Notes: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
* Comments: A heartbreaking oneshot about what could have been, had Petunia looked at her nephew and seen a person, one worth raising like her own son.
[=[[reviews:InkSplotchUntitled]]=]



''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8895954/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Deus-Ex-Machina Harry Potter and the Deus Ex Machina]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2410827/Karmic-Acumen Karmic Acumen]]''
* Recommended by Newt, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}
* Status: Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' It was a normal day, until newly turned 8 year-old Harry Potter decided to make a wish upon the dog star (even though he'd almost never actually seen it) and set off something in the Unlabeled Room in the Department of Mysteries. Turns out Dumbledore was wrong. Again. It wasn't love that the Unspeakables were studying down there.
* ''Comments: ''This fic focuses more on the Black Family than Harry, and contains politics, clever uses of magic, time travel and Regulus Black being awesome.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndTheDeusExMachina]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10129276/1/Dangerous-and-Deadly-Lord-Voldemort Dangerous and Deadly Lord Voldemort]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/279988/Kevin3 Kevin3]]''
* Recommended by @/{{Kazeto}}, {{@/Robinton}}
* Status: Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A tale of illusion and deception - what better bedtime story could a magician tell his son than when he managed to pull one over on the entire wizarding world?
* ''Comments: ''Let's see... Voldemort was a conjurer's trick, who couldn't cast a single AK ([[AwesomenessByAnalysis but could fake one]]). His real goal? Kill off as many of his followers as possible, while protecting the Wizarding World. He's actually fairly successful. [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10240720/1/Dangerous-and-Deadly-Clash-for-the-Stone Has a sequel]], covering Harry Potter's first year, and it's possible more will be written someday.
[=[[reviews:DangerousAndDeadlyLordVoldemort]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7613196/1/The-Pureblood-Pretense The Pureblood Pretense]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3489773/murkybluematter murkybluematter]]''
* Recommended by [=Mana001=]
* Status: Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Harriett Potter dreams of going to Hogwarts, but in an AU where the school only accepts purebloods, the only way to reach her goal is to switch places with her pureblood cousin—the only problem? Her cousin is a boy. Alanna the Lioness take on HP.
* ''Comments:'' Do not be fooled by the Alanna the Lioness reference, this story is quite original in the depiction of all of its characters. Even though the story reflects a female Harry, we see quite a bit of divergence from Canon!Harry that allows it to have its own flair, which increases the enjoyment of this story exponentially. However, let it not be said that there are no attributes of the original character present. As you will see in the choices and decisions Harry makes, she is as true to her new character, as she is to the old one. The Pureblood society and the entire world building is taken on very seriously, and is quite nicely done. Characters have been stretched to fit into this new world (notably Draco, who is still a spoilt child, but with most of the malevolence gone). I personally greatly enjoy the deception Harry and her cousin Archie orchestrate, as well as the ingenious solutions they come up with in order to prevent the possibility of getting caught.
* It has two complete sequels that cover Harry's second year ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/The-Serpentine-Subterfuge The Serpentine Subterfuge]]'' and third year ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/The-Ambiguous-Artifice The Ambiguous Artifice]]''. The fourth book, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11911497/1/The-Futile-Facade The Futile Facade]]'', has yet to see its fourth chapter. There is way too much in the entire story to cover in one comment, however, be prepared for a Tom Riddle who is not an obvious Dark Lord, a Snape who is not unreasonable (though, his character is still portrayed with proper justice) and a Harry who wishes to become a Potions Mistress (to James Potter's dismay). I do not want to spoil the book, but most of the things Harry does needs to be taken with a pinch of salt (not to say she is a Mary Sue, however, her work schedule resembles canon Hermione's - something that is appropriately lampshaded many times by her friends). All in all, a highly entertaining story, I would recommend this to all Harry Potter fans; at least do not judge until after reading the first chapter.
[=[[reviews:ThePurebloodPretense]]=]

''[[http://ink-splotch.tumblr.com/post/106737310659/what-if-when-petunia-dursley-found-a-little-boy Untitled]]'' by ink-splotch
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic, @/{{Kazeto}}, @/{{Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Complete, oneshot
* ''Synopsis'': What if, when Petunia Dursley found a little boy on her front doorstep, she took him in? Not into the cupboard under the stairs, not into a twisted childhood of tarnished worth and neglect—what if she took him in?
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A heartbreaking oneshot about what could have been, had Petunia looked at her nephew and seen a person, one worth raising like her own son.
[=[[reviews:InkSplotchUntitled]]=]
26th Sep '16 9:38:22 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''Fanfic/ABetterMan'' by Valandar
* Recommended by: whofan94
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: What if Vernon Dursley was actually a decent human being and treated Harry as if he was his own son? How different would his life be?
[=[[reviews:ABetterMan]]=]



''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8920787/1/ Harry Potter and the Path of Indifference]]'' by Born of Prayers
* Recommended by: Leid
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: A fic where Peter Pettigrew died as a hero, Harry Potter is brother of the Boy-Who-Lived and his parents are still be alive, but he starts out feeling neglected in his brother's shadow. Meeting with an American witch early on taught him to look at the world from a different point of view and started his journey through Ravenclaw. Twin!Harry, WBWL.
* Comments: Starts out kind of angsty and stereotypical until after the first few chapters. Then it gets fleshed out and goes off the rails a bit. One of the changes include [[spoiler:Snape being a legitimate traitor against the Death Eaters]].
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndThePathOfIndifference]]=]



''Fanfic/{{Hypotheses}}'' by Anna Taure and Maître Link
* Recommended by: Cilghal
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: During his first trip to Diagon Alley, Harry does not meet Draco Malfoy but Theodore Nott, and things take a different turn from this point. Harry gets sorted in Slytherin, for a start, and learns to think before he acts, something that intrigues Professor Snape to no end. The story introduces several OCs and is rather critical of the wizarding society, and is also full of S-F and fantasy references.
* Notes: Written in French, with an english translation in progress.
[=[[reviews:Hypotheses]]=]



''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks'' by Silently Watches
* Recommended by: Download, D.Fox, Lustheron, Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Sirius searches for his goddaughter and finds her in one of the least expected and worst possible locations and lifestyles. How was he to know just how many problems bringing her home would cause? Dark!Fem!Twin!Harry.
* Books:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233291/1 Princess of the Blacks]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9937462/1 Black Princess Ascendant]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510729/1/ Coronation of the Black Queen]]'' (Complete)
** ''The Black Queen's War'' (Upcoming)
* Comments: Pretty much an original take on the 'Twin is the BWL and Harry is dumped at the Dursleys' fic. Very good, certainly not for children. [[spoiler: Jen (Fem!Harry) spent over half a decade working in a child brothel.]] Jen is ''not'' fond of the Potters at all, for good reason. The author does a very good job of fleshing out under-used characters like Narcissa and Andromeda, and gives an excellent reason for the 'imaginary' creatures that Luna Lovegood talks about.
[=[[reviews:PrincessOfTheBlacks]]=]



''Fanfic/ABetterMan'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/691996/Valandar Valandar]]''
* Recommended by whofan94
* Status: Complete
* "Synopsis:" What if Vernon Dursley was actually a decent human being and treated Harry as if he was his own son? How different would his life be?
* Tags: Alternative Universe
[=[[reviews:ABetterMan]]=]

''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks'' by Silently Watches
* Recommended by: Download, D.Fox, Lustheron, Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Sirius searches for his goddaughter and finds her in one of the least expected and worst possible locations and lifestyles. How was he to know just how many problems bringing her home would cause? Dark!Fem!Twin!Harry.
* Books:
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233291/1 Princess of the Blacks]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9937462/1 Black Princess Ascendant]]'' (Complete)
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510729/1/ Coronation of the Black Queen]]'' (Complete)
** ''The Black Queen's War'' (Upcoming)
* Comments: Pretty much an original take on the 'Twin is the BWL and Harry is dumped at the Dursleys' fic. Very good, certainly not for children. [[spoiler: Jen (Fem!Harry) spent over half a decade working in a child brothel.]] Jen is ''not'' fond of the Potters at all, for good reason. The author does a very good job of fleshing out under-used characters like Narcissa and Andromeda, and gives an excellent reason for the 'imaginary' creatures that Luna Lovegood talks about.
[=[[reviews:PrincessOfTheBlacks]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8920787/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Path-of-Indifference Path of Indifference]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3452516/Born-of-Prayers Born of Prayers]]''
* Recommended by Leid
* Status: In-progress.
* ''Synopsis:'' Twin!Harry fic. A fic where Peter Pettigrew died as a hero, Harry Potter is brother of the Boy-Who-Lived and his parents are still be alive, but he starts out feeling neglected in his brother's shadow. Meeting with an American witch early on taught him to look at the world from a different point of view and started his journey through Ravenclaw.
* Tags: Alternative Universe, Wrong!Boy-Who-Lived, Twin!Harry
* ''Comments:'' Starts out kind of angsty and stereotypical until after the first few chapters. Then it gets fleshed out and goes off the rails a bit. One of the changes include [[spoiler:Snape being a legitimate traitor against the Death Eaters]].
[=[[reviews:PathOfIndifference]]=]

''Fanfic/{{Hypotheses}}'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/280770/Anna-Taure Anna Taure]] and Link''
* Recommended by Cilghal
* ''Tag'': Alternative Universe
* ''Synopsis'': During his first trip to Diagon Alley, Harry does not meet Draco Malfoy but Theodore Nott, and things take a different turn from this point. Harry gets sorted in Slytherin, for a start, and learns to think before he acts, something that intrigues Professor Snape to no end. The story introduces several OCs and is rather critical of the wizarding society, and is also full of S-F and fantasy references.
* Warnings: Goes from T to K+ in the later books, due to some mildly graphic deaths. Written in French, english translation in progress.
* Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Tracy and Theodore/Luna, for the main characters.
* Status: In progress
[=[[reviews:Hypotheses]]=]
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